Blogging Q&A

Well hello to you my reader chums! I've been writing on this blog for nearly 5 years now that I thought it was about time to prepare a Q&A-style post. I asked on Twitter for a few questions to include in today's post and have a couple of fab ones I'd like to share. Whether you're one of my original readers or are only reading for the first time today, I'd like to thank you for your continued support of my blog.

Here's my blogging Q&A...

Blogging q&a

When and why did you start your blog? @callikitson

I love this question as it's a great way to share my blog journey with my audience, whether you're a new or original reader. I began my blog way back in early 2013 at the age of 16. At this time, I knew nothing about the blogging industry and it wasn't as big as it is today. I started my blog as I've always loved to write ever since I remember which sprung from my obsession with books and words. I wanted to grow my writing and have a place to document it that when I came across a few blogs, I instantly thought 'let's start a blog'. I brainstormed a name (this took a while) then finally took the plunge and began writing: Della Loves Nutella was born.

What is your favourite and least favourite thing about blogging? @coleoftheball

Blogging comes with varied pros and cons but every day, I still love it that little bit more. My favourite thing is the purely creative aspect behind it, I can write any blog post idea I have, document my holiday snaps, take quirky pictures of the latest products I've been loving and share my voice with the world. There's so much you can do with blogging and as it's the opportunity to own my little space on the internet, I'm able to share my different passions with those of similar interests. I also love the community; it's super friendly and whether you're a new or old blogger, everyone is supportive of your work. 

The downside of blogging is a tricky one, there are a few things that come to mind. I think numbers are a big weight on every blogger's shoulders. I personally do it as a hobby and love it when brands get in contact to work as it's always an exciting project. However, if you try and contact brands where your numbers don't match their criteria, it can feel a bit disheartening. Also, if you've worked hard on a post and it doesn't get the recognition you'd like it to, that never feels good. The pros do outweigh the cons completely though. I've nearly been writing my blog for 5 years now and every time I have a post idea, I can't wait to get typing!

What have you improved most through blogging? @thefrugalfrenchie 

Since beginning my blog all those years ago, I've improved in all areas of blogging. My writing quality had grown a lot, I've learnt to perfect the art of flat lays (still experimenting), I've got a bit better with web design and how I want my blog to look. Through my job, I've learnt about digital marketing which has helped with improving the way I promote my blog. When you look at it, there isn't really one thing that I've improved the most on, together every aspect has improved the complete appearance of my blog today.

@naomirowan_blog - Did any other blogs inspire you to start a blog?

I'm trying to think back to all those years ago if there were any low-key blogs that inspired me, however, the one that really made me think 'I can do it' was Zoella's. A very cliché answer but it's true. I love how she wrote and the different topics she talked about that it gave me the push I needed. Once I began blogging, there were a few bloggers that I really loved like Parie from Class & Glitter - go check her out.

Which blogs inspire you/ do you like to read the most?

There are so many blogs that inspire me which can range from beauty, travel to even family blogs. I love learning about people's stories, whether that's travelling the world, talking about their everyday makeup routine, or pregnancy announcement. I also really like to read personal growth style posts, mental health stories, and Q&As (I guess you can call me a bit nosy). Living in a world that we do, fixated on screen time, it's refreshing to hear people's voices through their blogs.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Do you ever wish you could write about a certain niche that you don't have knowledge of?

This question is very interesting as I like to think I cover all the topics that I love. However, I think a niche I'd love to write about more would be mental health, to spread awareness even further, and possibly recipes. I really want to get back into cooking from scratch and trying out different foods. If I began doing so, it's a writing area I'd love to explore.

Have you ever thought about using YouTube alongside your blog?

Yes, I have, a while back around 2014/2015 time when vlogging was on the rise but it certainly wasn't at the level it is today. I really got into watching vlogs in 2013 that I thought why not give it a go? As you can tell I never actually made the plunge but at the time I was interested in exploring making videos.

Have you ever been in a bloggers rut? If you have, how did you get out of it? @whitneylorenxo

As I've mentioned, I've been writing my blog for nearly 5 years now and it hasn't always been a fresh wave of ideas. There have been blips where I couldn't think of any new ideas or what I'd like to talk about next on my blog and at those times, it got me feeling very stressed. This however isn't the greatest approach to getting out of a blogger's rut. Usually, when this happens, I take a few days away, read some of my favourite blogs, take inspiration from them and what's around me. Things like conversions I've had, makeup I've worn, or how I've been feeling can strike up a blog idea. It's never forced, but when one does come, I write it in my notebook and plan from there. If you're in a bloggers rut, I'd suggest having a few days away from your blog as you'll come back with a fresh look and that'll hopefully bring on new ideas.

What is the most important thing to you in your life? @itismeelizabeth

This question made me have a good old thing. I'm completely blessed with the life I lead, with a supporting family, loving boyfriend, and best friends as well as the holidays and experiences I've had. But, I think ultimately the most important thing is mine and the happiness of my loved ones. Life can be hard at times for those around me and myself, that making the situation a little bit better is what matters most. Possessions are a great asset in life, however, in the end, you won't have those anymore, just what you had from the beginning, your loved ones and memories. This means, my loved ones and memories have to be the most important thing in life to me. 

I hope you enjoyed this blogging Q&A What's your favourite thing about blogging?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Such a lovely Q&A, so interesting! 😊✨

    Shirley |

  2. AH love this! I agree with Shirley, super interesting read, thanks for sharing xx

  3. Some brilliant answers in this Q&A :)

  4. I've only ever been to Paris once as an exchange student, so I didn't go everywhere I wanted to! I so desperately want to go back and now I HAVE to go soon after reading your post! Disney Land here I come!!! x

  5. Your blog design has changed sooooo much since I first started reading your blog, I remember what it used to look like but it has definitely changed for the better, it looks really professional! I love reading Q+As especially when they are dedicated to one topic like blogging. Thanks so much for including me as one of your favourites!!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. Thank you Charlotte! I love the new design - you're most welcome. Thank you for being a supporter for all these years xx

  6. Loved reading your answers! It is interesting how much blogging has changed since 2013 (I started around then too)

    1. Thank you lovely! It is super interesting - loved it then and still love it now xx

  7. This is my first time reading your blog, and a Q&A was the perfect start! I loved getting to know you, I also love the blogging community. I think it is honestly the best little community ever, and everyone is so supportive it is simply amazing! xx

    1. Thank you so much Zoe for stopping by! I love it too - honestly the best community ever x

  8. It's actually incredible looking back on old blog posts and seeing how far us bloggers come. We all develop some amazing skills and have improved so much.
    Aleeha xXx

    1. I agree - it's an incredible journey for us all xx


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